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    Finally installed the gear handle...

    I also wired up the 24VDC bus bars and power supply. I'm pretty much set for the imput card now, but I still haven't decided yet. I've been cruising e-Bay looking for a got lot of 5VDC/24VDC relays as it seems I'm going to have to use them if I expect to get my indicators working with FS.

    Found out today my 5VDC 40A power supply wa only putting out 3.8 VDC. I always thought my panels looked a little dim, but I just thought the bulbs were old. I adjusted it up to 5.3VDC and it really added some life to the overhead and control stand panels.

    Here is the gear handle I rebuilt today. It used to be just a 3/8" aluminum shaft. I bought this mechanism from a supplier that I can't even remember. I added an extra aluminum shaft to beef it up some and an additional section of stainless steel towards the end with the wheel. The wheel is not correct, but if I find one I'll change it out.

    I still need to add the lock-out trigger and the decals. Sure looks better than an empty hole in the panel. I have enough of those to fill as it is.





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    Try a skateboard shop, they might have some nice wheels
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    I can make the "glass" look wheels!

    Gwyn

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    By all means! Send one over.
    Can you also make the flap/speedbrake/throttle-handles/cutoff/parkbrake?
    I'd be happy to order a set

    That would fit nicely on the TQ I'm building
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    I might have to take you up on that Gwyn since you appear to be the only supplier of those wheels. How much are they?

    I've never found one anywhere before.

    Can you tell me the width through the center and the diameter? The wheel on mine is attached with a (I think) 6-32 screw that is threaded into the wheel and screws into the end of the shaft.

    That was an old telescope focusing knob I had after changing to aluminum knobs, but I've seen some dolly wheels that are a close match to the real thing, but nothing exact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westozy View Post
    I can make the "glass" look wheels!

    Gwyn
    Gwyn,

    You apparently can make ANYTHING!

    best,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boeing Skunk Works View Post
    I might have to take you up on that Gwyn since you appear to be the only supplier of those wheels. How much are they?

    I've never found one anywhere before.

    Can you tell me the width through the center and the diameter? The wheel on mine is attached with a (I think) 6-32 screw that is threaded into the wheel and screws into the end of the shaft.

    That was an old telescope focusing knob I had after changing to aluminum knobs, but I've seen some dolly wheels that are a close match to the real thing, but nothing exact.
    All I need is your maximum width and diameter, I'll machine the plastic to suit your lever. Kezz, I can do throttle lever handles but not with printing on them. I would have to buy the raw material for throttle handles to work out prices but the glass wheels would be US$18.00ea. They take about an hour to make and I already have material for them.

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    That sounds great.

    Width is 15mm max at the center and 42mm diameter.

    Would you drill a hole that will fit a 6-32 screw longitudinally through the wheel and counterbore the hole about a third of the way through to 7/32" or .218"?

    My screw goes through the front facing part of the wheel right on through to the end of the shaft. The shaft is tapped for a 6-32 cap head screw.

    Let me know how much shipping is and I'll send a Paypal on Friday. Thanks!
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    I used a clear plastic wheel from one of those coasters for furniture.

    Cheap at the local hardware store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boeing Skunk Works View Post
    That sounds great.

    Width is 15mm max at the center and 42mm diameter.

    Would you drill a hole that will fit a 6-32 screw longitudinally through the wheel and counterbore the hole about a third of the way through to 7/32" or .218"?

    My screw goes through the front facing part of the wheel right on through to the end of the shaft. The shaft is tapped for a 6-32 cap head screw.

    Let me know how much shipping is and I'll send a Paypal on Friday. Thanks!
    Mike,
    I think drilling for an end screw would look a bit ugly through the clear plastic, the bolt would stand out. Can you use an axle mounting? The wheel has to have at least a 6mm hole in the centre for sturdy arbor mounting on the lathe in order to machine and polish the outside.

    Gwyn

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